That is a key question as the search begins to replace Kevin O’Neill. Dixon rebuffed USC four years ago but his star his not quite as bright now. He would still command a few million dollars though.
And if USC wants basketball to be a national program, Dixon might be as well as the school could do. At least he did not say no when asked about the job.
“I’ve never talked about it,” he said. “I guess it’s part of it. It doesn’t really affect me either way. It’s part of the game, I guess, since I’ve been here. For 14 years, I’ve been used to. It don’t talk about it or think about it.”